Twenty Mile - 4/19
Fished from the Ranger station up to the 4th bridge for about 2 hours on Saturday afternoon as I was headed back from Wesser, NC.
I hiked up to the 4th bridge, mainly scouting likely places to fish and then hiked down and fished about a dozen of those areas on the way back to the ranger station. I brought three trout to hand and LDR'd three more and missed about half a dozen strikes as well. I had a very nice looking 'bow chase after a few of my flies with out taking them, in exactly the same spot as FishNHunt's rod bending picture above...
Some downside observations: Although I have read that fishing up around CS#93 is supposed to be good, I can't imagine how it could be. There just doesn't seem to be enough water to make the fishing worthwhile after you get above the 1st bridge (Wolf Ridge Trail). Because the stream is so small the Rhodies have been able to create a low canopy in many spots and make the stream unfishable in many areas. On top of that, the water has been lightly stained both times I have been there of late and probably makes it a bit less productive with dries.
Upside observations: The fish I hooked and those I missed all seemed larger than they should be for the size stream they are in. Perhaps the abundance of canopy helped escape the drought and heat from last year, unlike many of the other streams. Also, the section from the ranger station to the 1st bridge is nice and has a lot of trouty looking spots. Its fairly wide and doesn't have too much vegetation to hinder casting and has some more-than-willing trout.
Summary: I wouldn't make a special trip to go there, but if you are somewhere that takes you by it, its worth a few minutes, to an hour or two of fishing. Fish from the Ranger station up to the first bridge. Don't waste your time above the first bridge, unless you like really challenging casting conditions...
"Even a fish wouldn't get into trouble if he kept his mouth shut."